About the property
- Apartment1100 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 nights
Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)
SNOWBIRDS DREAM!!! Skip the icy weather! Sunny 2 bedroom, with office, fabulous views over the Oaxaca Valley! Cooks will love the gourmet kitchen,& outdoor kitchen, gas BBQ, ,big tiled sink,comfy patio seating.100% UV PURIFIED WATER (no heavy bottles) Beautiful table & bed linens.Two Mexican handmade pottery dish sets will adorn your custom copper table w/ hand painted chairs! Master bedroom features miles of built in cedar drawers,closets, King bed, w/ handmade quilt. Adjoining bath with trellis design tiling,glass brick shower, 2 sinks & big vanity are couple friendly.Stunning onyx sink, and mosaic tile round out the 2nd bathroom. The comfy guest bedroom w/ queen bed, antique trunk, & Turkish rug will please overnight friends. Relax w/ a glass of wine up on the roof garden while enjoying the magnificent sight of the valley surrounded by the blue mountains!
Keywords: Large 2 Bedroom + Office, 2 Baths
ALL amenities, Huge roof garden!
Lots of ART! 15 minute walk to center!
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, german, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 17, 2018
About Mimi Haberfeld
I am from Berkeley, CA.,but fell in love with Oaxaca after just one short visit. I was a small hotel owner in Guatemala before retiring here.After building this 2 unit house-renting just seemed the perfect way to share my love of Oaxaca! I want to offer you my beautiful, comfortable, art filled HOME !! You will get to know Veronica & Judith our wonderful caretakers!
Mimi Haberfeld purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Mimi Haberfeld chose De Xochimilco
Oaxaca, Mexico offers such a wonderful array of things to explore.As a ceramic artist, I love to visit the local potters,weaving villages & the fabulous prehispanic ruins.Art abounds here & some evenings as many as 3 art openings, make fun social outings. Restaurants here offer delicious, Oaxacan fare, & there are a number of great cooking schools. I feel like Oaxaca chose ME!!!
What makes this Apartment unique
Our home, is located a short 15 min. walk to the historic center,' the Zocolo ', close to Spanish schools, churches, & museums. I designed the house for entertaining, with its open floor plan & well appointed kitchen. The fabulous view from the huge roof garden entices us to relax at days end.The local library offers over 30 thousand books,most in English,plus hundreds of DVDs.Gardening in Oaxaca is a terrific hobby as there are so many easy to grow plants. I'm a handwoven textile collector so I enjoy shopping for 'huipils', as well as wearing them. The country's only textile museum is a delight!
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Comfort and perfect location
A gorgeous place that is the perfect distance from town for people who enjoy walking as we do. The house is perfectly equipped and we didn’t lack anything. We enjoyed the hammock and rooftop views. It was a great refuge to take a siesta when the day’s heat was overwhelming. We would love to return.
Perfect for two couples
This is the second time I have stayed at this property, once two years ago in the larger house below with three friends and this time with my wife and one other couple in this upper level apartment. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay each time. The neighborhood is a fifteen minute walk to the north part of the city center and 20 minutes to the restaurant area( and best wine shop) in the Reforma neighborhood to the east. There is an excellent breakfast and lunch spot 5 minutes away on the same route. Every day we walked to one area or another and then took a taxi back. Any issues that arise can be quickly delt with by phone or e-mail to Mimi, or phone call to the caretakers, Judith and Alejandro( Spanish-speaking only). There are many dogs in the neighborhood, but they are on the rooftops and not in the street. They love to communicate during the night, as do a couple of roosters, so wearing ear plugs at night was very helpful. This goes with the territory and I expect would be true in every neighborhood in the city. We felt safe everywhere we walked in the city, much more than any city in the U.S.
very nice place
Judi, Alejandro, and Mimi are great hosts; very friendly and helpful
This is a well appointed homey, comfortable, upstairs apartment. The entire property is beautifully maintained by a dedicated husband/wife team. The walk to town was not too difficult and the location was quiet and felt very safe. We were 2 couples that thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
A lovely apartment
My friend Sharon and I spent nine days here in October. The apartment - more like a home, has been great for us. Lots of room, well appointed, greater for cooking and in a fairly quiet neighborhood. It's a bit of a walk to downtown, but we figured - more walking, more eating.:). Although we were a bit above the city with a great view of the surrounding mountains, our walk home was only a very gradual uphill walk.
Mimi and the caretakers, Alejandro and Judith were all very helpful during our stay.
There is a small market up the hill about three blocks away where we picked up fresh squeezed orange juice several times.
We would definitely recommend this as a place to stay in Oaxaca.
House Rich with Culture of Mexico and Beyond
We spent a month here, and never tired of the artwork. The spacious kitchen was adequately equipped, and the study filled with art and travel books was a nice retreat. The vast views across the valley to the mountains from the rooftop terrace were beautiful. And we enjoyed the birds - especially the hummingbirds - colibri - flitting about the Flame Tree right off the terrace. Lizards, nesting doves and beetles also thrived in the lush surroundings. The collection of succulents and cacti is vast - often being confused with the playful ceramic cactus scattered throughout the terraces.
Since we spent so much time in Centro, the location of the house was a little far, taking us 20 minutes to drive and find parking.
The caretakers of the house, Judith and Alejandro were waiting to greet us and show us around the property. They came by two or three times a week to check in on us to make sure everything was ok and to clean rhe house and terraces. We were generally able to communicate with our limited Spanish, but it would be challenging for guests that do not have a basic grasp of the language.
We were fortunate to have a car to get around and be the only guests on this three unit enclosed and secure property to be able to park inside the security gate.
All said, it was an enjoyable and memorable stay.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. The majority of our guests do not bring cars to Oaxaca. Unfortunately traffic congestion is common (especially during the Guelaguetza season) and parking is still difficult to find in spite of an increase in parking lots in recent years. Guests generally find it more convenient and less time consuming to take taxis or collectivos and leave the driving to the locals who know how to avoid the most congested areas. We are so glad that you enjoyed the views and the art collection as well as our collection of flora and fauna! Hope to see you again.
Textile museum, prehispanic art, prehispanic ruins, Monte Alban & Mitla, ceramic villages, rug weaving villages, indigenous markets & art
Additional information about rental rates
For stays longer than 2 months,the monthly rate is $1900. If more than 4 guests are staying, there will be a $20.00 fee charged per day per extra person. Water is scarce in Oaxaca please be mindful of its usage (i.e.laundry & showers).